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Polynesian or Grand Floridian?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by dvcjane, Aug 26, 2008.

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    Planning for next year :D what would you do? polynesian or grand floridian, I dont want to split my stay because will be planning a cruise too
     
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    for theming I love love love the Poly. GF is a little too chintzy for me personally. But loads of clients love GF.

    Whatever you choose you will enjoy I am sure.
     
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    I've stayed at the Poly and it was nice, but I found it very noisy. If I could afford the extra I'd go for the GF :yes: I really enjoyed wandering round there it was much nicer :D
     
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    Another vote for the GF here. :overhere:
    We`ve stayed there loads of times and it feels like home as soon as we arrive nowadays.
    That`s not to say that the Poly isn`t nice, but to me it always seems very dark and oppressive and furthermore the GF has much nicer restaurants.
     
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    I preferred the GF too! It just has that sedate quality feel to everything there. Love the restaurants and the band etc.

    Im ok with the polynesian but never *quite* understand the folks who stay at the poly every single time but heck, you can't go far wrong with either really can you ;)
     
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    They are both lovely places to stay. I have been fortunate to stay in both.

    The theming in the Poly is fantastic and Ohanas is a cool place to eat. I would also recommend doing the Luau.

    However, for over all glamour and elegance my vote has to go to the Grand Floridian. It is such a gorgeous hotel and has the best restaurant on property the fantastic V & A.

    When you first see the Grand Floridian it takes your breath away. I will always remember approaching it by boat on the seven seas lagoon and being blown away by its sheer beauty. :p015:
     
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    GF gets my vote having stayed their twice. Love everything about it and woudl stay there every time if budget allowed.

    I have dined several times at the Poly and also find it a bit dark.
     
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    Someone I know who works at the Poly calls the GF the Red Roof Inn! :lol:

    I would like to stay at both. :yes: I particularly like the main building of the GF and Mizners! :D Slowhand pointed out where he and his wife were staying once (an end room near the water) and that looked like such a lovely location. :yes:

    I like the pool bar there too. I've heard that it's stuffy and pretentious, and I've heard that it's just as warm and friendly as the All Stars can be. :yes:

    But then, I always want to stay at whatever resort I've not stayed at yet! :D
     
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    :lol: there is a resort on SR535 that always reminds me of the GF. I can't remember the name of it right now.

    I would prefer to stay at the Poly. I just love it there.

    The GF is very pretty and everyone has always been very nice when I've been in but I'd feel funny carrying a Wal-Mart bag in there. :lol: probably just me.
     
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    How about it Johnie . LOL
    Haven't stayed at either yet . Will be at The Poly one night as an early 50th bday present to my DH .
     

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